Glassaugh

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Glassaugh (1884-1953)

Opened on the Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station with a loop on a single track line. The main station building was on the eastbound platform.

The goods yard was on the north side of the station, approached from the east. To the north (over the A98) is Glenglassaugh Distillery. The yard was very much associated with the distillery with coal in and whisky out.

The signal box was on the westbound platform.

The loop was removed between 1896 and 1898 and removed again in 1921. The box also closed in 1921, replaced with a ground frame for the goods yard.

The station closed to passengers in 1952. The line closed in 1968.

There is, and was, no town here. Glassaugh House is to the south and Mains of Glassaugh off to the west.

The platforms and loading banks remain. The station buildings are lost but the station cottage remains in use as a house.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map


Dates

01/04/1884Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Portsoy [2nd] to Tochieneal opened. Stations opened: Portsoy [2nd], Glassaugh and Tochieneal.

Books


Banff, Moray and Nairn's Lost Railways
Moray Coast Railways
The Travellers Joy: The Story of the Morayshire Railway